Well, I've been looking forward to reading this since finishing Bared to You. I had to wait to start it until I finished the other book I was reading...moreWell, I've been looking forward to reading this since finishing Bared to You. I had to wait to start it until I finished the other book I was reading so as soon as I finished that last night, I started reading. Everything picked up right where Bared to You left off, which made me incredibly happy. There were no missing chunks to the story and it was like I was just continuing to read the previous book. There was more drama this time and more hot sex. The drama outweighed the sex this time around, which made me happy too.
I am still head over heels for Gideon and Eva. I am still annoyed by Cary's antics and I still think Eva's mother is an uptight, overbearing socialite who needs to get a grip and realize she doesn't love Stanton, just his money. This time around, we learn more about Gideon's past. We also learn that Eva's ex-stepbrother was in the city, stalking her and blackmailing Gideon and Stanton. Eva only learns about him being in the city when he turns up dead.
I am seriously excited to finish reading the trilogy. I can't wait for the final book to be released. Hopefully the breakthroughs from this book carry over and we get less drama and more of the romance between Gideon and Eva. Can it be December now?(less)
What started out as a 5 star story, stayed a 5 star story throughout the whole thing. I absolutely loved Kate and Dom from the very beginning and the...moreWhat started out as a 5 star story, stayed a 5 star story throughout the whole thing. I absolutely loved Kate and Dom from the very beginning and the story was not what I expected it to be. Dom is an over 500 year old vampire and Kate is a mortal, a singer for the band that plays in the club he owns. The only problem with Kate and Dom getting together? Dom doesn't do mortals. That is until him and Kate come together and he discovers her kink of needing to be spanked. The two have a HOT time together, spanking and sex go hand in hand in this story and the scenes are so well written on top of incredibly HOT. The best part of the whole thing is that you can easily forget that you're reading erotic fiction because there are is so much more to the story than the sex. There is real paranormal plot line to make it a great story to read outside of the erotic genre. I am definitely a fan of Renee Rose now and can't wait to see what else she can come up with. Especially if she can write more erotica that makes you forget you're reading erotica.
*I received this book in exchange for my honest review as part of the RABT book tour*(less)
CandyCane Claus, the 16 year old daughter of Santa Claus is the focus of this story. She’s the most popular girl in school, dating the cutest elf in s...moreCandyCane Claus, the 16 year old daughter of Santa Claus is the focus of this story. She’s the most popular girl in school, dating the cutest elf in school, everything seems to be going great for Candy. That is until Rudy Tutti and his father come to the North Pole. Rudy lives up to his name, being the rudest boy in school, but Candy is inexplicably drawn to him. I have never laughed so hard over a story as I did over this one. The character names were sheer genius and I loved the story. It was filled with genuine teenage angst and drama, yet was set in a fantastical land that every child would want to visit.
I think that this is a great story that many people would enjoy during the holiday season just for something a little bit different. Personally, I loved it and hope that there are more adventures at North Pole High in the future. I’d like to learn more about Candy’s friends. Perspectives from people outside the Claus family.(less)
I heard from many people that “if you like 50 Shades of Grey, you should read Bared to You”, so I read it and I loved it. A lot. It’s not about BDSM i...moreI heard from many people that “if you like 50 Shades of Grey, you should read Bared to You”, so I read it and I loved it. A lot. It’s not about BDSM in the sense that 50 Shades is, but there are some hinting and leanings that way. What stood out the most to me were Gideon and Eva’s flaws – they both have problems, but they work through them together. The way they handle situations are realistic. Eva and Gideon both show extreme jealousy, they run away from one another, they fight, they struggle – all the things that we do in our lives.
I honestly could not put it down until 4am when I forced myself to stop because I had to be up at 8am. I finished the book in the afternoon after reading while waiting for the doctor. Normally if I’m at home, I do other things and only read at bedtime – I couldn’t resist reading Bared to You, though.
If you liked the 50 Shades trilogy, you’ll love Bared to You. I’m now chomping at the bit for the second book to see what comes next for Gideon and Eva. I’m rooting for them, even if I found Gideon to be abrasive and dickish. I love the way Sylvia Day writes her sex scenes, I love the way she writes plot. This book has everything that I love about erotic fiction. I am looking forward to reading more of Ms. Day’s writing.(less)
HOT HOT HOT! This short story was incredibly hot yet sweet and just everything I love in a good story. This is the story of Ginny and Reyes - she has...moreHOT HOT HOT! This short story was incredibly hot yet sweet and just everything I love in a good story. This is the story of Ginny and Reyes - she has a fear of being left by her Dom because her previous Dom tied her to the bed and left her. Reyes has been working with Ginny to get past this fear and the story is her final test and the fulfillment of a fantasy for her. Being only 20 pages long, it was packed full of the scene between Ginny, Reyes and three Doms they trust and respect. I loved the way they all came together to make the fantasy come true for Ginny and the culmination of Ginny getting the gift she's longed for but feared vocalizing was the best way to end the story. I look forward to more stories in the series.
*Note: I received a review copy for being a part of the author's book tour with Sizzling PR*(less)
First off, the title is what drew me to the book, being a life-long country music fan. Jennifer's desire to become a star is what kept me in the story...moreFirst off, the title is what drew me to the book, being a life-long country music fan. Jennifer's desire to become a star is what kept me in the story. Of course, it's not sunshine and rainbows for Jennifer, she faces her share of setbacks before she makes it big. It's a realistic portrayal of what can really happen in the music industry. Obviously, not everyone who wants to be a singer will make it and getting shot down and turned away makes the story relateable. It's also a departure from the usual Christian fiction that I've read - it's not a love story. Not really. Unless you want to call the it a love of music story. It's refreshing and appealing to many different readers.
*Note: I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion from Pump Up Your Book* (less)
Votes for Vixens sounded like it'd be just my cup of tea when I first saw it. I was quite surprised that it was far different than what I was expectin...moreVotes for Vixens sounded like it'd be just my cup of tea when I first saw it. I was quite surprised that it was far different than what I was expecting. That's not a bad thing though. I quite enjoyed the story, far more than I thought I would when I started reading.
Set in 1919, Lizzie is a preacher's daughter who's father is quite controlling and downright abusive. When she finds out that he denied her hand to the town's most eligible bachelor, she snaps. She escapes her father, leaves home and decides to make her way to the east coast, where protests for women's right to vote are going on. It wasn't an easy trip for oher, but she lands in New York and meets Margaret, who introduces her to the National Women's Party. Lizzie, now Elizabeth, learns about more than women's rights. She learns about love and that she's not completely broken from her past.
I loved the story between Elizabeth and Margaret. It was unexpected and sweet. I enjoyed the way their story played out, even though it didn't end the way I was hoping that it would. I think that the way Elizabeth grew as a women throughout the story was what made me enjoy the story as much as I did. I think that if you are looking for something a little different, this might be the story for you.
*Note: I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinions as part of a book tour.*(less)
I love romance novels, especially when there are twins involved. No, it's not because I have a twin fetish. I think that there are so many different w...moreI love romance novels, especially when there are twins involved. No, it's not because I have a twin fetish. I think that there are so many different ways the twin twist can be used in a story that you don't have when you have siblings or just friends. Sadly, the twin element of this story was not as well used as it could have been.
Julia owns a singing telegram business and her twin sister, Jennifer helps her out from time to time when she gets overbooked. The story starts out with Jennifer taking a job jumping out of a coffin for someone's birthday. Little does she know that it's the guy her sister dated when they were in high school, Brent. Only, Julia isn't the one who dated him. Jennifer had traded places with Julia on their last date and he never knew.
That's not the end of that story, come to find out Jennifer, who has been hired by the local hospital to do fundraising for the children's wing with Brent, who is head of the pediatric department. The two have instant chemistry, but Brent is a commitment-phobe. This has all the elements of a good romance, all the elements of likable characters and drama.
While I loved the story and read it in the course of a few hours, there were things missing from the story. Julia was missing from a good chunk of the story where she could have made it a lot more interesting. I also found that Jennifer's inner dialog could have been handled differently as well. It blended into the story in a way that it made things a bit confusing until I figured out what was going on. Overall, I enjoyed the story and look forward to reading more from the author.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.(less)
While I'm not a big reader of Amish Fiction like my mother is, I saw this book and decided that I wanted to read it. I loved the premise of the forbid...moreWhile I'm not a big reader of Amish Fiction like my mother is, I saw this book and decided that I wanted to read it. I loved the premise of the forbidden love between Aeden and Annie and by the end of the first chapter of the story, I was sucked in. I could not put the book down at all until I was finished. Now for me to get sucked in, you know the story has to be well written.
I loved the way the story was crafted around Annie's previous visits to her grandfather to build a history with her and Aeden when they were younger. I loved the realism of the argument between Annie and her mother that set up her leaving to stay with her grandfather. With that said, there were a lot of little things that bugged me about the story. I found there to be contradictions to things that I've known to be true of the Amish. I realize that every community has different rules that they follow and that some are more lenient than others, but it felt as if some of the basic tenets were set aside for the sake of the story. I think the biggest draw to the story for me was how identifiable the characters were for all readers, not just those who identify the most with the Amish and Mennonite lifestyle. I think that anyone who picked the book up would be able to identify with Aeden and his stuttering problem, Roman feeling broke and Annie's feeling lost because of her family dysfunction. Many readers would also be able to identify with Annie's mother, being a single mother, trying to raise all her children right.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.(less)
When I first saw the opportunity to review this book, I wanted it. For some reason, it slipped through the cracks and I never realized that I hadn’t g...moreWhen I first saw the opportunity to review this book, I wanted it. For some reason, it slipped through the cracks and I never realized that I hadn’t gotten it until last night when I went to schedule this post. Well, let me tell you something — even if I had gotten it months ago, I would have read it in read the whole thing in one setting. I absolutely LOVED this book.
Meg is so completely relatable with her self esteem and view of herself. The family just cracks me up like nothing else. Maud is an absolute RIOT. And Meg’s mother? She makes me think of my own mother. As for the romantic interest in the story, Sam? He is one of my favorite male characters. The BDSM themed strip club that Laura, Meg’s friend, opened amused me. The sex was hot and the interruptions were realistic too. I loved the way the BDSM was brought into the relationship. It was brought in in a realistic manner, so it was well done.
Thankfully, Male Review is a book that can stand alone, but it is the second in a series so I did miss out on a bit of backstory, but it didn’t hurt the story any. I was able to piece it together and thoroughly enjoy myself. I highly recommend this book for anyone who’s looking for a romance with some hot sex.
I received this book in exchange for my honest review as part of a book tour.(less)
I have been a romance reader since I was not even a teenager yet. It was old harlequin romance novels that sparked my interest in romance, so for me t...moreI have been a romance reader since I was not even a teenager yet. It was old harlequin romance novels that sparked my interest in romance, so for me to have the chance to read and review Texas Haven, it was like coming home. The characters were relatable, realistic and most importantly, engaging. The story was a true love story in the fact that Burke wasn’t looking for love and in the beginning, Annie wasn’t either and that love grew and blossomed… until the ex came into the picture.
I worried that the plot would be overshadowed by the sex, but it wasn’t even close to being an issue. I found the scenes to be hot and sexy, but not overblown by any stretch. Stolen moments, interesting places, great plot. Everything that a romance lover could ever want in a story was in Texas Haven. So much so that I want to read more from Kathleen Ball.(less)
I loved the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy from E. L. James, but found so many things that made it laughable, so when I saw the parody, Fifty Shames of...moreI loved the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy from E. L. James, but found so many things that made it laughable, so when I saw the parody, Fifty Shames of Earl Grey, I could not resist the temptation.
I laughed until I cried at times. I found myself snickering almost the entire time I listened to the audiobook. I am not a big parody fan, but this one was so well done that it's an absolute MUST read for anyone who either loved or disliked Fifty Shades.
Not only does it poke fun at Fifty Shades, but it pokes fun at Twilight, fanfiction and other bits of popular culture. I will tell you now, if you read it, do NOT quit reading until you get to the very end, past the epilogue. That was the best part of the book.
I received an ARC Audiobook via Edelweiss in exchange for my honest review(less)